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Human Rights Observatory
Human Rights Observatory
Global Audience Watches as Scots Go to the Polls
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Scotland voted in a referendum on Thursday to choose whether to end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation or stay within the United Kingdom - a decision which could have consequences across the globe. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad. Pre-voting opinion polls gave the “No” campaign... (Full Story)

Bulgaria: New Evidence Syrians Forced Back to Turkey
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Email Bulgarian border police have in the past month forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and beaten some of them. (Brussels) – Bulgarian border police have in the past month forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and beaten some of them, Human Rights Watch said today based on accounts by victims.   read more (Full Story)

Thailand: Military trial of peaceful protesters an “affront to justice”
Amnesty International - Thursday, September 18, 2014
Headline Title:  Thailand: Military trial of protesters an “affront to justice” 18 September 2014 The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule, Amnesty International said. The Bangkok Military Court today sentenced four individuals to three months’ imprisonment and 5,000 Bhat (US$150) fines for violating the ban on public gatherings of more than five people, imposed by the military under Martial Law. As the four pleaded guilty, the jail terms are suspended by two years.“This… (Full Story)

Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression
Amnesty International - Thursday, September 18, 2014
Headline Title:  Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression 18 September 2014 A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar, said Amnesty International. Under the new law, the authorities may ban websites that they consider threatening to the “safety” of the country and punish anyone who posts or shares online content that “undermines” Qatar’s “social values” or “general order”, though the law fails to define the meaning of these terms. “The new… (Full Story)

International Observers Say Fiji Vote 'Credible'
Thursday, September 18, 2014
An international group of election monitors said Thursday that Fiji's first election since its widely condemned 2006 coup was credible. The Multinational Observer Group, which included monitors from 13 nations and the European Union, said the results of Wednesday's vote will broadly reflect the will of Fijians. With three-fifths of the ballots counted, provisional results show Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First party with more than 60 percent of the vote. The... (Full Story)

Ukrainian, US Presidents to Meet in Washington
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in Washington Thursday for talks with President Barack Obama and to give an address to lawmakers. Poroshenko, who declared a cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on September 5, is widely expected to press U.S. officials for direct military supplies beyond the $70 million promised by Washington late last month. The Obama administration has so far stopped short of supplying lethal aid to the Kyiv government, choosing instead to... (Full Story)

Belgian Researchers Discover Way to Block Cancer Metastasis
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Cancer remains one of the deadliest diseases, despite many new methods to combat it. Modern medicine has treatments to prevent the growth of primary tumor cells. But most cancer deaths are caused by metastasis, the stage when primary tumor cells change and move to other parts of the body. A team of Belgian scientists says it has found a way to prevent that process. Zlatica Hoke has more. (Full Story)

Belgian Researchers Discover Way to Block Cancer Metastasis
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Cancer remains one of the deadliest diseases, despite many new methods to combat it. Modern medicine has treatments to prevent the growth of primary tumor cells. But most cancer deaths are caused by metastasis, when primary tumor cells change and move to other parts of the body. A team of Belgian scientists says it has found a way to prevent that process. Metastasis occurs as primary tumor cells leave the tumor, get into the blood stream, pass through the circulatory system, and then find... (Full Story)

US Senate Report Accuses China of More Cyber Hacking
Thursday, September 18, 2014
U.S. Senate investigators say Chinese government hackers have repeatedly broken into computer networks of airlines, technology and other companies hired by the Pentagon. A Senate Armed Services Committee report released Thursday accused the Chinese hackers of targeting civilian companies the U.S. military uses to transfer troops and equipment around the world. The report, which was based on a year-long investigation, identified at least 20 intrusions known as "advanced persistent... (Full Story)

Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked President Barack Obama and the American people for their additional offer to help Liberia and other West African countries combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The World Health Organization says there are nearly 5,000 cases of the hemorrhagic fever-like illness in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, with Liberia being at the epicenter of the outbreak. Speaking Tuesday at the Center For Disease Control in Atlanta,... (Full Story)

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